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    February 15, 2013
    5:30 - 5:59am EST  

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good morning. i'm bill karins. this is "way too early." thanks for being with us on this friday, february 15th. oscar miss tors you was officially charged with murder of his model girlfriend, the latest details on what happened just straight ahead. and delaying the vote on chuck hagel. we'll show you why john mccain says why republicans have it in for the nominee. the karn vil cruise ship, at lost last returned to port last night with little power, few working bathrooms. there was a collective sigh of relief from the more than 3,000 passengers. but even leaving the "triumph" proved difficult. with one working elevators, it
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took fours to disembark. nbc's mark potter joins us live from mobile, alabama, passengers are off the ship, mark from talking to them what is the lasting image that you're going to have of this endeavor. >> well, it's very clear, they're very glad to be off that ship and on terra firma. people were along the ralgs cheering when it come to dock. most said that the living conditions after that engine fire just got increasingly worse and became unbearable. maybe said the worst time was right after the engine fire because they didn't know what was going on. they hadn't been fully informed and that scared them. as we heard at the beginning of the program, many people also praised the crew members saying they worked really hard to comfort the passengers, some said they saw great acts of
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kindness. and other passengers, too, towards fellow passengers. the cruise ship triumph arrived here at 10:15 p.m., the ceo of the company carnival went aboard to apologize to the passengers. they were then allowed to disembark, that took several hours. some were greeted by family members and others boarded buses where they would spend the night in hotel. some chose to ride the bus to galveston. as for the ship itself it will be taken to an shipyard for evaluation. >> what is carnival saying about this? lawyers lining up as people got off the ship, too? >> you could imagine that's the case. we don't know for sure. what we do know that there is an
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investigation under way. they will evaluate what caused the fire and how the incident was handled. lot more to come. as well as the cleanup and all that has to be done. this is a big blow to carnival cruise lines. >> mark potter in mobile, alabama, thanks mark. well over another week before they consider chuck hagel to run the pentagon. democrats fell just shy of the votes needed to advance the process. something that president obama chalked up to partisan. >> somebody should get to 60 votes. only a handful of incident where there's be any kind of filibuster of anybody for a cabinet position in our history. and what seems to be happening,
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and this has been growing over time, is the republican minority in the senate seem to think that the rule now is, that you have to have 60 votes for everything. that's not the rule. it's just unfortunate that this kind of politics intrudes at a time when i'm still presiding over a war in afghanistan and i need a secretary of defense who's coordinating with our allies to make sure that our troops are getting the kind of strategy and mission they deserve. >> senate majority leader harry reid foos feels that the republicans are more concerned about their futures than what's best. >> nothing is going to change in the next ten days in the qualifications of chuck hagel. the ability to run for senate as a republican in most places in the country you need to have a
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resume that says filibuster one of the president's nominees. this shouldn't be politics. >> republicans argue that it's all part of the process. it's not uncommon to uphold c confirmation of one of the president's nominee. >> reporter: it isn't the filibuster. anymore than it was the case than in 2005, 2006 and other times when we had a nominee put forth by president bush who was objected to by the democrats. >> senate john mccain offered a different rational. one that dates back to the bush presidency. >> there's a lot of ill will towards senator hagel because he was a republican he attacked president bush mercilessly at one point said that he was the
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worst president since herbert hoover and said that the surge was the worst blunder since the vietnam war, which is nonsense. and was very antihis own party and people. you can disagree. if you're disgreeshl, people don't forget that. >> both senator mccain and senator lindsay graham said they will likely to vote to end it. hardly the only political split playing out in washington. spending cuts go into place in two weeks. unless they go into sequestration. >> we're going to insist that they finally pass a plan to replace the president's sequester, this sequester was
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the president's idea, his party needs to follow through on their plans to replace it's time for the senate to do their work. if they're willing to pass a bill we'll find some way to work with them to address this problem. >> would you rather see the sequester kick in rather than includes some tax deal? >> when the senate passes a plan we would be happy to take a look at it. >> president obama has called on congress to pass a smaller package of spending cuts to delay the sequester, with damaging effects on our economy. now to debate on guns. the nra has delivered its official response to the president's state of the union. wayne la pierre accused the
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president of being a hypocrite yesterday. >> it was only a few weeks ago when they were marketing their antigun agenda as a way of protecting school children from harm. that charade ended at the state of the yuan, when the president himself exposed their fraudulent intentions. it's not about keeping kids safe at school. that wasn't even mentioned in the president's speech. they only care about their decades-long, decades-old gun control agenda. ban every gun they can. tax every gun sold and register every american gun owner. the president has taken the art of public deception and manipulation to a whole new
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level on this one. >> it didn't take long for the issue of gun issue to come up. the first question was from a mother of two. >> i don't think we should ban handguns. deep in mind, we're trying to come up with a package that protects second amendment rights but also makes a meaningful difference in reducing violence. the package that we put forward will have an impact on universal background checks. the manhunt for christopher dorner officially over. police identified those remains found at that burned cabin. dorner is accuse of killing four people including two law enforcement officials.
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olympian runner oscar pistorius is in a south african court this morning charged in the murder of his girlfriend. with family nearby, oscar wept as he was charged. model reeva steenkamp was found shot to death thursday morning at pistorius' home in a gated community. he's become a national hero in south african for his performance in the summer olympics. the story has told the new york times, he owned a 9 millimeter pistol and was prepaerd to two use it at his house but that alarm turned out to be false. as always, let us know why you're awake. shoot us an e-mail or tweet me
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at bill karins. still ahead on "way too early" -- a rematch of last year's championship game. kevin durant and the thunder try to stop a red-hot lebron james and his miami heat. plus a flashback to 1996. don't adjust your tv. jerry seinfeld tried out his new material on david letterman's show.
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while we were all sleeping. posted on youtube, appeared to show the trails of smoke from meteorite that landed in ural mountains in russia. the meteorite streaking across the sky. by some estimates as many four -- look at this. >> whoa. >> watch for the impact. >> whoa! >> some pretty crazy stuff. as many 400 people were injured. many from shattered glass. there was no consensus from the russian officials from what exactly happened. amazing. let's get a check on your weather, not dealing with anything like that in our country. rain in florida, we'll see some snow in new england this weekend. again, not a lot. the big story is the cold that's returning. middle of february. we have had a break. this little arctic blast. wind chill is now minus-three in
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minneapolis. bundle up. so, winter returns to the east this weekend. especially saturday. the whole western half of the country is gorgeous and warm but it's the eastern half that will get the cold blast and some light snow as we go up towards new england. this is not a blockbuster event. it looks like about two to four inches for eastern new england and about an inch or two around the new york city area. saturday to saturday night time frame for a little bit of snow. weekend forecast, rain this morning and the cold in the northern plains. rain there in florida. saturday, weak storm in new england. but look at how beautiful it is throughout the entire southern half of the country by the time we get to sunday and the southeast. will slowly begin to warm up. let's turn to sports now and the nba. in oklahoma city a rematch of last year's nba finals. thunder trying to prove they can
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beat lebron and the heat. it doesn't start well for kevin durant, he doesn't get the call, a little upset, of course, with the turnover, pounds the court, that's a technical. later in the first quarter, scary moment for kevin durant, he goes for the rebound and falls awkwardly on his shoulder, he stays down, refuses to leave the game. ends up scoring 40. lebron looking to keep his scoring streak going. he sinks the three. he elevates and throws down the alley-oop. lebron, another amazing night been but his streaker is over. he scores 39 but he shoots just 58%. his historic streak now over. the clippers with a chance to continue their recent l.a. sue peerty last night against the lakers. chauncey billups, he drives and dishes to deandre jordan,
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double-clutch dunk and the foul. clippers up by 17. chris paul with the three. this put the clippers up by 21 going into the fourth quarter. kobe, the lakers, embarrassed. they lose 123-99. that's about, steve nash. first time in 20 years that the clippers have take on the season series over the lakers. on the baseball now, with kevin youkilis isn't endaerg himself to his new fans. the third baseman who played for the red sox for eight years showed up for his first day of spring training and told reporters, i'll always be a red sox to negate all of the years i played for the boston red sox and all of the tradition, you look at all the stuff i have piled up at my house, it's not true. more from the red sox now, where the president of the team has
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conceded fenway's streak of consecutive sellout is in jeopardy. he predicts that the streak currently standing at 793 will end in early april. nearly ten years that the red sox have failed to sell out a game at fenway park. finally a story that could only come out of australia, a galloping mob of kangaroos caused a delay at the first round of play at the ladies open. look at it. limit joey bouncing with her. coming up at the top of hour -- top reasons take a stuff stance against chuck hagel's nomination for defense secretary. what's really bemind all of the maneuvering on capitol hill?
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enough with the real news. let's gather around the watercooler with louis. >> the love doctor is in the house. how was last night? was there romance? how was the wife? >> i'm surrounded by romance. >> you wined and dined. it worked out for you? >> it's working. ten-years plus. no surprise that yesterday on the hill the biggest question what were politicians plank for their wives? president obama talked about treating the first lady to
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flower prs the rose garden. during a news conference, luke russert asked speaker john boehner about his valentinvalen day plans. >> of course, luke asked that. we love luke. >> luke's the man. so, change gears to a little late night, bill, jerry seinfeld made a special appearance on david letterman last night. take a look. >> there's a new announcement in the movie theater mixed in with the trailers, please pick up the garbage from around your seat after the movie, oh, okay. maybe i'll bring my orange jumpsuit with a wooden stick with a nail in, too. i'm not picking it up.
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i'm the one that threw it down. why i would throw it down and then pick it up? there is an agreed upon deal. between us and the movie theater people whoever they are and that deal is understood by every single person in this room the deal is, you're ripping us off. okay? we get it. we're fine with it. overpriced, oversized stuff that we shouldn't be eating. in exchange for that, when i'm done with something, i open my hand. >> he started a little slow. >> i'm guilty. i'm guilty, too. >> you're guilty? >> of course. you buy popcorn and snacks.
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all right, so, this month leaders from 57 islamic countries gathered in e egypt, jon stewart couldn't get over how they arrived. >> walking off private planes, that's right, walking off is for chumps. check that bad boy out. escalators out of planes. let me tell you something, guys, you think that cool? no one outlays these americans. that's how you get off a plane in the muslim world? guess how we're going to get off planes from now on? what's up? >> we went from valentine's day to seinfeld to the middle east. as randoms as it gets. >> thanks, louis. still ahead -- why are you
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